Russell Beck was quoted in a recent Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article about a lawsuit concerning the enforcement of a noncompete agreement. The article was written by Eric T. Berkman. A copy of the article is available here.
Russell Beck, … [a] Boston attorney who represents both employers and employees in non-compete litigation, agreed that such matters often come down to the “black hat-white hat” issue.
“Courts are faced with these decisions in a very short timeframe,” said Beck, who practices at Beck, Reed, Riden. “They get a bunch of briefs and affidavits, and if they have a few hours to look at everything, they’re lucky. They really have to make their decision on a gut level, and the perceived conduct of the parties sometimes has a tremendous influence on the outcome of the case, especially where there’s a bad actor in the mind of the court.”
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